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Netflix tease first full Witcher TV show trailer with new short clip

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 24 mins ago

Netflix has teased the release of the first full trailer for the upcoming Witcher TV series with a short but awesome clip. Are you ready for Geralt?

The above trailer has been slyly released onto the Italian Netflix YouTube channel and while the clip is only 16 seconds long there is definitely some never-before-seen scenes contained within it. Fans will most likely have to pause the video numerous times to catch the scenes, but regardless of the effort to be put in, it worth it for the scenes as they are quite awesome.

At the moment Netflix doesn't have a solid release date on the series, all we know is that its expected to launch sometime in 2019. A recent report has said that Netflix will have a strong presence at the Lucca Comics & Games event, which will have complete panels for the show and also show the first full trailer. This also means that Netflix could drop the full release date for the show in just less than two weeks time, how exciting!

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Mark Zuckerberg will stream an 'unfiltered' free expression speech

By: Jak Connor | Social Networking | Posted: 51 mins ago

A new announcement has come out from Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg regarding his views on freedom of speech. He says he will be addressing the public via a livestream tomorrow.

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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has taken to his official Facebook page to post a status update that says he has been writing a new speech about his views on voice and free expression. Zuckerberg says that this speech is the "the most comprehensive take I've written about my views, why I believe voice is important, how giving people voice and bringing people together go hand in hand, how we might address the challenges that more voice and the internet introduce, and the major threats to free expression around the world."

Zuckerberg continues in his post to say that this speech will contain much of what he has learned over years by focusing on these subjects. The CEO also says that this speech has taken him a lot of time to form and that its an "unfiltered take" on how he thinks about these extremely serious questions. For those interested in tuning into the livestream, Zuckerberg says that he will be going live on Facebook at 10am PT / 1pm ET.

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Intel LGA 4677 server socket teased with PCIe 5.0 support

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 hour, 30 mins ago

It looks like we can look forward to Intel's new server CPU socket to be LGA 4677 with TE Connectivity, the maker of multiple connectivity solutions (and other gear) for CPU sockets, has unveiled its roadmap for future Intel server processors.

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You can see in the image above we have the current-gen LGA 3647, while the new LGA 4189 socket will launch later this year and run through to 2022 in servers -- but at the top you can see the new LGA 4677 socket which will debut with PCIe 5.0 connectivity.

Intel is pushing a big upgrade in the number of pins bet ween the current LGA 3647 socket and even the impending next-gen Xeon CPU socket in LGA 4189... but LGA 4677 takes it up another level, and then adds PCIe 5.0 support on top of that. We should expect memory controller increases in the new LGA 4677 and next-next-gen Intel Xeon CPUs as well as the introduction of the PCIe 5.0 standard.

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Under Armour unveils spacesuits for Virgin Galactic passengers

By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 8 mins ago

Under Armour has teamed with Virgin Galactic on some new space apparel, something that Virgin Galactic passengers will wear when they're throwing down $250,000 to fly into space.

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The new spacesuit looks pretty slick, like it's ripped right out of Star Trek with a blend of Fallout 76 with Under Armour retrofitting the UA RUSH -- the mineral-infused fabric that it sells to athletes. Under Armour says that its new spacesuit will help regulate temperatures and sweat management, which is very important.

I'm digging the blue style that UA has gone with here, but an interesting fact is that the gold accents used on the suit are inspired by rays of sunlight. Under Armour adds that each iteration of the spacesuit went through heaps of testing, with UA getting pilots, spaceship engineers, medical professionals and astronaut instructors to test them out.

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Huawei Mate X now has a button to open up the foldable phone

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 38 mins ago

What does $2600 buy you in a foldable smartphone? That'd be the Huawei Mate X which is being released this month, and has one small -- but very significant tweak over what we saw when the Mate X was revealed earlier this year, and then delayed.

Thanks to a new unboxing video on the Huawei Mate X, we know that the new phone will have a button on the side which opens the latch to unlock the foldable screen. It's a nice touch, something that Samsung didn't include in its foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone which is now on the market.

Huawei is charging more than Samsung for its foldable smartphone with the Mate X costing $2600 versus the Galaxy Fold at $1980 -- but Huawei provides you with 5G connectivity and its own in-house Kirin 990 chip.

Postal 4: No Regerts is now out on Steam Early Access

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 7 mins ago

I still remember the original Postal games and how utterly over-the-top ridiculous they were, so if you're old enough to remember them you'll be (pleasantly?) surprised to hear Postal 4: No Regerts is on Steam Early Access. Check out the trailer below:

The original Postal game was even made into a horrible movie by Uwe Boll, but Postal 4 has nothing to do with that at all. Although, Jon St. John who voiced Duke Nukem will be voicing the POSTAL Dude in Postal 4, which is an awesome scoop for the devleopers. Postal 4 is an open-world sandbox-style game t hat lets you do whatever (in some cases, quite literally) what you want.

The game is ridiculously over-the-top in typical Postal fashion, where you get the iconic Shovel, Gas Can, and even the famous boomerang Machete. The OTT style of Postal 4 continues with its urine obsession, where you can use your urine to give golden showers to the residents of Edensin. You can also fill your Spurt'n'Squirt with other liquids, including gasoline to use it as a makeshift flamethrower... where I guess, you can then urinate on people after they're on fire to put them out. Awesome.

The first person to pre-order this game was probably R. Kelly.

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Jonah Hill passes on starring in The Batman

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 3 hours, 37 mins ago

There was a bunch of hype around the news that Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill being offred a role in Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman, but Hill has "moved on from the project" reports Variety.

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We don't know why Hill passed on the role in The Batman, with insiders telling Variety that "when the news was initially reported, it was very early in the negotiations and that a deal was far from closing". It was barely 24 hours ago that Zoe Kravitz was confirmed as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, who will join Robert Pattinson in the titular role.

Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. will now have to re-think what they're going to do with the role that Hill was reportedly up for, which was either the Penguin or Riddler. They will have to find a new actor to take on those role/s, but I was actually kind of keen to see what Jonah would've done in either of those roles.

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Corsair unveils suped-up Corsair ONE and Corsair ONE PRO gaming PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Posted: 4 hours, 10 mins ago

Corsair has just updated its Corsair ONE family of gaming PCs, adding the new Corsair ONE i145, ONE i64, and ONE PRO i82.

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Starting with the new Corsair ONE PRO i82 which can be configured to be quite the beast of a gaming PC, with Corsair offering up a HEDT monster with an Intel Core i9-9920X (12C/24T) processor and X299-based motherboard.

Inside, you can configure the Corsair ONE PRO i82 with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (heck, even the $2499 monster TITAN RTX) while Corsair provides up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and a 750W Platinum-rated SFF power supply.

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Dutch family hid in secret room for 9 years waiting for 'end of time'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 42 mins ago

I don't even know how to start this story, but a Dutch family was found to be living inside of a hidden room in their farmhouse -- for, get this... 9 years. The family was "waiting for the end of time" according to BBC News.

The family included the 58-year-old father and 6 of his sons aged 18-25, but then one of them escaped and fled to a nearby pub. The boy downed 5 beers (I'd be drinking more if I thought the world was going to end) and told the bar owner that he had escaped and needed some help.

BBC News reports that police officers then visited the farmhouse and searched it, discovering a hidden staircase that was behind a cupboard in the living room. Going down the staircase let them to a secret room where the family was hiding out for "the end of time". The 58-year-old man was arrested, and is now under investigation after refusing to cooperate.

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So, medieval battle royale games is now a thing with RAN: Lost Islands

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 2 mins ago

We all know that battle royale games are the new VR, which was the new 3D -- but with Apex Legends and PUBG dominating the battle royale space, there's always room for more... I guess?

Enter RAN: Lost Islands which will arrive later this year through Steam Early Access , set in medieval times making it a huge departure from trhe world of sniper rifles, charge rifles, shields, and chicken dinners. You'll have flintlock pistols, swords, ship-versus-ship combat, horses, and freaking gliders.

Jolly Roger Game Studio is behind RAN: Lost Islands, with the developer explaining: "In RAN: Lost Islands, mastery of quick action and strategy rules the day as an arsenal of period weapons from different factions, and an exhilarating mix of traditional combat controls and combo techniques add high replay value and depth".

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